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Corps members allowance would be determined by new minimum wage - NYSC DG

Corps members allowance would be determined by new minimum wage - NYSC DG

- The NYSC DG, Sulaiman Kazaure, has stated that the increase in corps members monthly allowance would be determined by the new national minimum wage

- He pointed out that the N18,800 paid to corp members during their service year, is grossly inadequate to cater for their needs

- The DG also disclosed that 82,000 corps members had been deployed across the country for the 2018 Batch ‘A’ orientation course

The increase in corps members monthly allowance would be determined by the new national minimum wage, “when it takes effect”, the director general of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Sulaiman Kazaure, has stated.

He made the disclosure during a chat with newsmen on Monday, April 23, after the swearing-in ceremony of the 2018 Batch ‘A’ corps members at the NYSC orientation camp in Kusalla, Karaye local government area of Kano state, Premium Times reports.

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Legit.ng gathers that the DG noted that the N18,800 paid to corp members during their service year, is grossly inadequate to cater for their needs.

He said: “Our efforts to ensure that the monthly allowance of the corps members is increased have yielded a very good result following series of discussion with the minister of labour and productivity, Chris Ngige.

“We have been assured that when the new minimum wage takes effect, also the corps members allowance will be reviewed upward.”

Kazaure further disclosed that 82,000 corps members had been deployed across the country for the 2018 Batch ‘A’ orientation course, except in states with security challenges.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the chairman of the National Youth Service Corps Katsina state governing board, Alhaji Aminu Ibrahim, disclosed that the state government had increased the welfare budget for corps members deployed to the state by about 200 percent.

Ibrahim made this disclosure at the formal opening ceremony of the 2017 Batch 'B' Stream II orientation course in Katsina state.

Ibrahim, who represented Governor Aminu Masari of Katsina state at the orientation course, said the state government placed top priority on the welfare of corps members.

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Source: Legit.ng

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